Environmental & Energy Law Section Fall Meeting 2022 | Saratoga Springs
Tuesday, October 18 – 19, 2022
Excelsior Springs Event Center, 47 Excelsior Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
4.0 MCLE Credits | 4.0 Areas of Professional Practice
Program Overview: Implementing New York’s Clean Energy and Climate Change Agenda – Where Are We?
New York is at the forefront in the fight against climate change. As part of its efforts, there have been numerous regulatory and legislative initiatives over the last few years, including the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth & Community Benefits Act and the Clean Energy Standard. This program will cover where New York is in its clean energy and climate agenda, focusing on the work of the Climate Action Council and the impending Scoping Plan, Department of Environmental Conservation’s regulatory initiatives and recent denials of high-profile Title V permits, permitting before the Office of Renewable Energy Siting, NYSERDA’s progress in meeting the Clean Energy Standard and the interplay of the Public Service Commission’s mission to ensure affordable, safe, secure and reliable power.
- Is New York on track to meet its ambitious clean energy and climate agenda?
- What are the various state agencies (NYSDEC, ORES, NYSERDA and the PSC) doing to ensure that New York’s clean energy and climate goals are met?
Luncheon Keynote Speaker:
Robert Rosenthal, General Counsel, New York Public Service Commission
$190 Full Conference Section Member: (includes Tuesday reception/dinner, Wednesday CLE & Wednesday luncheon)
$250 Full Conference NYSBA Member: (includes Tuesday reception/dinner, Wednesday CLE & Wednesday luncheon)
$350 Full Conference Non-NYSBA Member: (includes Tuesday reception/dinner, Wednesday CLE & Wednesday luncheon)
$25 Full Conference Law Student
Tuesday Reception/Dinner Only: $120
Wednesday Luncheon Only: $55
Section member CLE Only: $75
NYSBA member CLE Only: $100
Non-NYSBA member CLE Only: $125
|Cancellations received more than 10 days from the scheduled event date||100% refund|
|Cancellations received between 1-10 days from the scheduled event date||50% refund|
|Cancellations received day of or after the scheduled event date||No refund|
Tuesday, October 18
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting
Environmental & Energy Law Section Courtyard By Marriott Hotel, Schuyler Room, Lobby Level
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Conference Check-In / Registration
Conference Foyer, Excelsior Event Center
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Excelsior Event Center
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Excelsior Event Center
Wednesday, October 19
7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental breakfast Excelsior Event Center
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Implementation of the CLCPA – Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act
10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES) Update and Environmental Siting Issues
11:10 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
The Clean Energy Standard
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Section Chair, James P. Rigano, Esq., Rigano, LLC, Melville, NY
Program Chair, Yvonne Hennessey, Esq., Barclay Damon LLP, Albany, NY
Jonathan A. Binder, Esq., Chief, Bureau of Climate, Air, and Energy NYSDEC Office of General Counsel, Albany, NY
Alicia Legland, Esq., Associate, Hodgson Russ LLP, Albany, NY
Hayley Carlock, Esq., Director of Advocacy and Legal Affairs, Scenic Hudson, Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY
William F. Kellermeyer, Esq., Associate, Knauf Shaw LLP, Rochester, NY
Amy Kendall, Esq., Partner, Knauf Shaw LLP, Rochester, NY
Thomas Paul, Esq., Counsel, Barclay Damon LLP, Syracuse, NY
Laura Bomyea Darling, Esq., Young Sommer LLC, Albany, NY
Janine Whitken, Assistant Vice-President Earth & Environment, WSP USA, Glenelg, MD
Carl Sadowski, AICP, Senior Environmental Planner, WSP USA, Washington, DC
Moderator: Michael Hecker, Esq., Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP, Buffalo, NY
Thomas A. King, Esq., Senior Counsel, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority, Albany, NY
Alex Stein, Esq., Senior Counsel, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority, New York, NY
Nathaniel Chumley, Esq., Counsel, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority Albany, NY
Thomas Dwyer, Esq., Assistant Counsel, New York State Department of Public Service Albany, NY
There is a limited room block at the Courtyard by Marriott directly adjacent to the Excelsior Springs Events Center.
Last Day to Book: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
NYS Bar Association Environmental and Energy Law Section
Start Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
End Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Courtyard Saratoga Springs for 159 USD per night
Vaccination required to attend any NYSBA event, reception or program in person.